Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi’s mother Paola Maino passed away at her residence in Italy on August 27, informed party communications in-charge Jairam Ramesh.
“Sonia Gandhi’s mother, Paola Maino, passed away at her home in Italy on Saturday, August 27, 2022. The funeral took place yesterday,” Jairam Ramesh tweeted.
Several leaders took to Twitter to offer their condolences to the Congress chief.
“I convey my heartfelt condolences to the entire family and stand alongside in this time of grief and sorrow,” wrote Congress leader Neeraj Kundan.
The Congress president had left on August 23 to visit her ailing mother, who was in her 90s. She is also slated to undergo medical checkup and treatment. Her son Rahul Gandhi and daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has accompanied her. Rahul and Priyanka have visited their grandmother a number of times over the past few years.
Sonia Gandhi was born in a town of 22,000 inhabitants on the outskirts of Torino in Italy.